Thomson Reuters has notified customers of its Firm Central practice management product of a security vulnerability in its optional desktop software.

Because of an “obscure security vulnerability” in its desktop software for PCs, the notice says, customers should uninstall the software. This applies to anyone who has the software installed, even if they are no longer Firm Central users.

Current customers can then install an updated version of the software with security improvements that address the vulnerability.

Thomson Reuters has received no reports of customers having been impacted by the vulnerability, the notice says.

The desktop software, available only for PCs, allows Firm Central subscribers to drag-and-drop files into Firm Central via Windows Explorer and to integrate Outlook calendar, contacts and email data with Firm Central.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal…

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.